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Friday, February 29, 2008

The South of Iowa: Smoking ban proposal

Excerpted from this post at The South of Iowa

So, our Legislature is now debating the merits of a statewide smoking ban in all public places, except limousines and casinos. The first go-round of this bill was suppose to allow cities or counties to make the decision whether to disallow smoking in these places, but it's apparent that some folks in the House think that decision should be taken away from us. Here's my spin on it: Smokers stink as bad as if they spent a couple hours in a hog confinement. They reek, and their odor precedes them everywhere they go. They probably don't realize it, but they stink. That being said, if they want to smoke, and if a business chooses to allow them to smoke in their confines, then that's their choice.

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